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 New sector alliance operate two AmeriCorps programs:

  • The Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE)† program is an 11-month program operating from September – July.  Residents are young professionals with up to five years of work experience after graduating from college.
  •   The Summer Fellowship program is an 11-week summer program operating from June – August. Summer Fellows are undergraduate students, and recent college graduates. Learn more and apply as a Summer Fellow.

   New Sector AmeriCorps Program Participants (Residents and Fellows) are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco Bay Area organizations (“host sites”) support that enhances the organizations’ service to their constituents. Residents engage in capacity-building projects such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology, engaging volunteers, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts. We develop each project in coordination with host sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that benefits the host site and larger community, while building the program participant’s character as well as leadership, civic engagement and professional skills.

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Sustainable Harvest’s Summer Fellowship Program hosts fellows at their offices around the world–either at their headquarters in Portland, Oregon, or in their origin offices in Lima, Peru; Oaxaca, Mexico; or Kigoma and Moshi, Tanzania. Fellows receive a stipend and work alongside staff on projects related to business communications, impact measurement, development funding, and other tasks that give them a broad understanding of their mission and practices as a social enterprise and an opportunity to develop professionally.

Interested in a fellowship with Sustainable Harvest? Please email debra[at]sustainableharvest.com for more information. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Venture for America?

Venture for America is a 2-year fellowship program to launch your career as an entrepreneur. We recruit, train, and place top recent graduates at start-ups in Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, and more…

Fellows are fully employed by their host company and receive health benefits through their employer. Salaries are estimated at $32,000 – $38,000. All Fellowship programs and benefits are provided at no charge to each Venture Fellow.

What are the biggest advantages to becoming a VFA fellow?

There are three major advantages, among many others, to becoming a VFA fellow:

  1. Network. The Fellow class consists of exceptional people who will be lifelong partners, advisors, and colleagues. Fellows are connected to leading entrepreneurs and investors in their regions.
  2. Work experience. Fellows gain invaluable hands-on experience of building a business from the ground up.
  3. Training and Mentorship. VFA’s educational component gives Fellows the best of business school without the school debt. Training Camp teaches hard skills through a mix of real-life challenges, inspiring guest speakers, and valuable advice. Read the rest of this entry »

Katharine Wolf ’02
Friday, Sept 21 | 12:30pm
Axinn 219

You may ask: Should I start my social enterprise now while I am in school? Or should I build up my skills in the corporate world or some linear industry, so I can be more effective towards my goals down the line? We will explore some of these questions, as I share my own story of how I got into this field, as just one example of social entrepreneurship. I will share the practical considerations involved with starting a social enterprise, and give you a flavor of a day in the life of a social entrepreneur.  From organ transplant flights to microfinance in Vietnam, lets get practical about what it means to be a social entrepreneur. This will be some practical tips for navigating the social enterprise landscape.

Join the facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/events/381953948541549

INJAZ Egypt is seeking creative, energetic and dependable interns who are enthusiastic about working in the fields of entrepreneurship and education. In order to maximize the learning experience, all internships are full-time for a duration of 3 months.

To apply for a position, please send your CV with a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position to rtchiao@injaz-egypt.org. For more information about INJAZ, please visit www.injazegypt.organd www.facebook.com/injazegypt or follow us @INJAZegypt.  See the available internship positions below. Read the rest of this entry »

Are YOU an eco-activist between the ages of 13-22 ? Do you know an awesome youth eco-activist? Then this is the opportunity for you!

Tell us how you’ve helped build the green movement, in your city, your state, or your nation. Six applications are chosen annually. Winners receive a $3,000 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco to speak at an inspirational award ceremony, media coverage and year-round support.
Your application not only gets you in the running for the award, but can open up other doors.  In past years, we’ve helped top applicants get featured in books (like Girls Gone Green and greem my parents) and on TV (like the Sundance Channel), as well as invites to speak at celebrated activist gatherings. Read the rest of this entry »

New Sector’s Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) is a competitive program that provides young professionals with up to ten years of work experience the opportunity to be trained and serve as an AmeriCorps member at a nonprofit organization for one year.

New Sector AmeriCorps Residents are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco-area organizations (“host sites”) support that enhances the organizations’ service to their constituents. Residents engage in capacity-building projects such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology, engaging volunteers, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts. We develop each project in coordination with service sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that builds the character of the Resident and benefits the service site and larger community. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Middlebury students, the environment, and/or the community?

Apply to the Middlebury College David S. Stone ‘74 Tree House Fund!

What is it?

· Up to $2000 total is available this year to fund one or several creative student projects that benefit Middlebury students, the environment, or the community.

· These awards are intended to support student-initiated projects that would not have otherwise been funded through other sources. Projects may not add additional unanticipated cost to the operating budget.

Who can apply?

· All Middlebury undergraduates are eligible to apply as individuals or in collaboration with other Middlebury students.

· Middlebury organizations, clubs, teams or groups already recognized by the College and receiving College funding may not apply.

What do I need to submit?

Applications should include:

· Completed David S. Stone ’74 Tree House Fund Application (enclosed, and available on line: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/uro/funding/funding2)

· Tentative proposal budget

· Tentative proposal implementation timeline based on approval by the end of February.

When and where do I submit my application?

Application materials are due at 136 McCullough Hall (the office suite across from the ATM machine) to Administrative Associate Diane Foley by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 . Funding recipient(s) will be notified shortly thereafter. All projects must be fully implemented by Commencement in May 2011.

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M+R Strategic Services is looking for an Associate to join our team of Internet experts to work on successful, cutting-edge online campaigns. You’ll be an integral part of the Online Campaigns Team at M+R, working with progressive, public-interest nonprofit organizations to recruit online activists, influence public policy, raise money online, and deepen relationships with online supporters.

You’ll work with some of the best nonprofit causes of the day – protecting the environment with The Wilderness Society, establishing equality with Human Rights Campaign, ending breast cancer with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and fighting global poverty with Oxfam America.

Every day you’ll stretch your creativity developing new strategies for new issues. You’ll always know you’re working for causes that matter. You’ll be organizing on the Internet, with real-world impact. And you’ll be at the forefront of new innovations in the field of online advocacy.

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Seems Like Hardwick, Vermont is the Place to be Right Now!

David Dolginow ’09.5 recommends you check it out! Hardwick is the home of both Vermont Soy and Vermont Natural Coatings (which both have summer 2010 internship opportunities listed on our blog). Check out this Dan Rather clip as well as this New York Times article to learn more!

Vermont Soy

2010 Summer Internship in Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Vermont Soy is part of the movement to produce healthy food from close to home. We buy organic, non-gmo beans from local family farmers, and we believe that fresh, organic, and local food is the healthiest choice for you and the planet.  We are mindful of our carbon footprint, which is why we source our ingredients locally and sell our products regionally. Our mission here at Vermont Soy in Hardwick is to build a healthy food system by supporting sustainable agriculture and our local economy.

General description

We are looking for a student who is self-motivated, creative, and a doer.  We need someone with innovative ideas and the capacity to follow through and make those ideas become a reality.  Someone who is excited about working for a small company that produces premium, socially and environmentally sound building products will do well in this business. Read the rest of this entry »

VNC

2010 Summer Internship in Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Vermont Natural Coatings, LLC (VNC), located in Hardwick, Vermont, produces a new line of environmentally safe wood finishes. All aspects of the company, including the manufacturing of our wood finishes, take place at our Hardwick facility. As we introduce our new products to the market we are continuing to modify, develop and execute our branding strategy and marketing plan.

This internship is an opportunity to participate in the workings of a young and fast-developing business. You will be working directly with company founders and will experience the entrepreneurial process first hand. You will have the rare opportunity of developing and contributing to projects that directly affect the success of VNC’s unique products and the company as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

It was great to see you all at the Spring Job Fling this afternoon. We had a great turn out!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, don’t worry! There are still jobs out there.

Here you can find the packet that we were handing out. It contains a sample of jobs that are out there in the environmental, social welfare, and common good sectors.

For those of you interested in working in Education check out our Education Jobs and Resources listing here here!

And remember to use MOJO and LACN to look for jobs. If you have any questions, post a comment or come to drop in hours at the CSO, which happen 2 to 5 every weekday.

Founded in 2000, New Sector Alliance is a social impact consulting and leadership development firm. They create sustainable solutions to pressing community challenges through cross-sector partnerships. Their mission is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations today while developing leaders for tomorrow.

Summer Fellow

New Sector’s Summer Fellows program provides a select group of undergraduates and young professionals the opportunity to serve as AmeriCorps members at nonprofit organizations and gain transferable knowledge and skills over the course of the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

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NativeEnergy, in South Burlington, Vermont, is looking to hire paid summer interns in their marketing department, project origination team and climate solutions services group.

NativeEnergy sells carbon offsets, which then support the construction of Native American, family farm, and community-based renewable energy projects.

They will interview candidates for a general internship with NativeEnergy and place them with the team that best fits with their interests and skill set. With each of these teams the student will have terrific exposure to the emerging carbon marketplace and make contacts that will be helpful in finding subsequent work in the environmental field. Read the rest of this entry »

Sparkseed is seeking a part-time Venture Support Intern to join their team in San Francisco. This position is ideal for someone with experience in fundraising, research, partnerships, recruitment, and sales coordination that is looking to expand professionally by working for an innovative non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young social entrepreneurs. It is also a great fit for individuals seeking:

  • Exposure to influential networks within philanthropy, CSR, and social entrepreneurship
  • An opportunity to achieve personal fulfillment while working for social change
  • An exceptional team of co-workers, in a extraordinary workspace in downtown San Francisco Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t forget that Gretchen Wallace, founder of Global Grassroots will be here in the CSO Library Thursday, February 18 from 2:30-4:00 as a Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence to answer any questions you may have about how she launched her career coming from a liberal arts background.  She can provide value insight about how you might launch your own project and give advice about realistic hurdles one may encounter in the road.

Stop by and visit with Gretchen!

New Sector’s Residency in Social Enterprise is a competitive program that provides recent graduates and
young professionals the opportunity to serve at a nonprofit organization for one year as an AmeriCorps member.
Through their efforts to further the mission of their service sites, their experience with daily nonprofi t operations, and the training and support New Sector provides, Residents develop a holistic understanding of community, service, leadership, and the elements of a socially responsible career.

About New Sector Alliance
Today’s nonprofi ts and their leaders are faced with challenges that are more complex and more urgent than ever before. Needs in the communities they serve are growing, while resources to address those needs are increasingly scarce. New Sector bridges the gap between the help nonprofit leaders need and the help they can afford. In collaboration with the world’s leading management consulting firms, universities, nonprofi ts and AmeriCorps/The Corporation for National and Community Service, New Sector pursues a unique dual mission of strengthening organizations today while developing leaders for tomorrow.

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Gretchen Wallace will be on campus

this week only.

Her work in development in Africa, women and development, and her NGO Global Grassroots will be the topic of her talks on campus. Gretchen is the sister of Brian Steidle, the American marine who was the first to bring evidence of the genocide in Darfur out of Sudan. He broke the story with Nicholas Kristoff, and later collaborated with Gretchen to produce the documentary film. This week she will host a workshop, a lecture and more.

Gretchen Wallace, in sponsorship with the African Studies Department, is featuring her documentary, ‘The Devil Came on HorsebackRead the rest of this entry »

banner1Do you know about the Skoll Foundation? According to their website, “The Skoll Foundation’s mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems.”

The Skoll Foundation also has a blog, which is an amazing and fun way to stay up-to-date with topics such as Economic and Social Equity, Environmental Sustainability, and Tolerance and Human Rights.

Check out this November 18th post that has a hilarious but informative clip from The Colbert Report.